Sometimes definite articles in other languages are used grammatically, but not necessarily meaningfully. By that I mean, if you say, The girls drink water, it is still definite. The girls drink the water is also definite. shrug it's complicated.
Then again, perhaps this translation is wrong.
They should have a chart or something available that depicts the different verb endings and where they are meant to be used. I can't do this without completely understanding.
try it on the computer it has charts and notes you can look at, but I agree the mobile version sucks
I agree with you... it doesn't teach the grammar.... I know about some of the grammar if you like we can connect to each other and help each other...
Why does ragazze not translate as boys? I have probably missed something, but I would like to understand why what looks like the plural of 'boys' is not in fact the plural of boys. I wrote 'The boys drink the water' and was marked wrong.
Ragazze is the plural of ragazza, "girls". Ragazzi is the plural of ragazzo, "boys".
"Le", in this context, is a plural form, yes, but not for "she". "Le" in this context is the same as the English "the". It has the same meaning as the singular "la", as well as others like "lo", "il", "i", and "l'". Definite articles and how they affect other words in Italian can take some getting used to.
"Lei" (which is pronounced similarly to le) is the word for "she".
Is that the question you were asking?
Why do we need "the" before plural nouns, what if I say Girls drink water as Raggaze bevono l'aqcua
It's the difference between "The dogs are barking." and "Dogs are barking." The first implies specificity, you and the people you're speaking to know who "the dogs" are, but it is just a general statement if you say "dogs are barking".
"Gli" is the masculine plural and "Le" is the feminine plural. E.g "Gli uomini" = "The men" and "Le ragazze" = "The girls".
Are the words like 'sono', 'bevono' pronounced like sOno/bEvono or sonO/bevOno? I don't trust that robot voice but don't know the rules of pronunciation
There was no acqua in the previous lessons, I couldn't have known how to type it.
it has been telling me to use all for so long and this time i finally use it and i'm wrong......
I put "The boys drink water" and it told me I should have put "The kids drink water" La ragazze is the boys... If the wanted "kids" I would have put bambini. Am i wrong?
I'll correct myself for the first part. La ragazze would be the girls. But why did it want the kids instead?
I dont know. Ragazze is the plural for girls. Ive been told in all my language studies including spsnish, french, portuguese, and espersnto to use the masculine form when speaking of a group of mixed gender.
Le ragazze means girls right? Maybe kids as well but it shouldnt be wrong answer "the girls"
I know that when you have two vowels next to each other, as in 'o' in bevono and the 'a' in acqua that the apostrophe 'l' is used for smoother pronunciation. It's like the words 'a' and 'an' in English. In English we wouldn't say, 'The girls ate a apple.' We say, 'The girls ate an apple.' Hope that's helpful.
Should the accurate answer be "the girls drink the water".....adding the in front of water, as l'acqua means the water, and just acqua is water?
the usage of l'acqua vs acqua in this instance is very confusing as both would be correct
This seems like an incorrect correction to me. Other sentences with l'acqua have been translated as "the water".
If you want to say the children drink the water you would use the masculine form: ragazzi. When you are speaking of a group of mixed gender you always use the masculine form
How to differentiate "ragazze" from "ragazzi" in terms of pronunciation? I am confused.
Ragazze sounds like maybe sleigh.
Sleigh - ragazze.
And ragazzi has a long e sound like flee. Flee - ragazzi I don't know if that helps.
why does it say for me "the kids drink water" is the answer but at the top it says girls
Isn't the word ragazze Mean girls? because when i translated it said i was wrong and it was kids
why is it kids and not boys? Also I neeeeeed lingots. I have exactly 000000000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Omg i accidentally put two girls -_- they shoulda just said it was a typo or something
If i have a typo they just tell me im wrong. Even if its just a silly mistake
i say correctly but it keeps rejecting my answer. Is there a tone i need to follow my answer to be accepted?